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Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis causes painful inflammation in and around your joints. It usually affects people who already have psoriasis, a skin condition that causes a red, scaly rash, especially on your elbows, knees, back, buttocks and scalp.

 Your joint hurts for two reasons:

  1. Your nerve endings are irritated by the chemicals produced by the inflammation.
  2. The capsule is stretched by the swelling in your joint. When the inflammation goes down, the capsule remains stretched and can’t hold your joint in its proper position. This can make your joint unstable and painful.

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